Part 137 - Putnam County

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Public Health Law, Section 1100

Section 137.1 - Village of Brewster

Section 137.1 Village of Brewster. (a) Application. The rules and regulations set forth in this section, duly made and adopted in accordance with the provisions of sections 1100-1107 of the Public Health Law, shall apply to the wells which comprise the source of the public water supply of the Village of Brewster. Said wells are located in the Town of Southeast on land owned by the Village of Brewster and are more particularly situated easterly of IR 84, approximately 900 feet northerly of the intersection of US Route 6 and NYS Route 22.

(b) Definitions. (1) Agricultural-associated animal waste shall mean manure obtained from agricultural industries.

(2) Chloride salt shall mean the solid compounds or solutions of potassium chloride (commonly used as fertilizer), calcium chloride (commonly used for winter road maintenance) or sodium chloride (commonly used for water-softener regeneration).

(3) Herbicide shall mean any substance used to destroy or inhibit plant growth.

(4) Human excreta shall mean human feces and urine.

(5) Junkyard shall mean an area where two or more unregistered, old or secondhand motor vehicles are being accumulated for purposes of disposal, resale of used parts or reclaiming certain materials such as metal, glass, fabric, and/or the like.

(6) Linear distance shall mean the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the extension of the centerline of the wells.

(7) Manure shall mean animal feces and urine.

(8) Nonagricultural-associated animal waste shall mean manure obtained from nonagricultural industries.

(9) Pesticide shall mean any substance used to destroy or inhibit pests such as rodents and insects.

(10) Pollutant shall mean dredge, spoil, solid waste, incinerator residue, garbage, sewage sludge, chemical waste, biological materials, heat, wrecked or discarded equipment, rock, sand, cellar dirt, industrial and municipal and agricultural- and nonagricultural-associated animal waste.

(11) Radiation shall mean ionizing radiation, that is, any alpha particle, beta particle, gamma ray, X-ray, neutron, high-speed proton, and any other atomic particle producing ionization, but shall not mean any sound or radio wave, or visible, infrared or ultraviolet light.

(12) Radioactive material shall mean any material in any form that emits radiation spontaneously.

(13) Refuse shall mean all putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, including garbage, manure, rubbish, ashes, incinerator residue, street cleanings, dead animals, offal and solid commercial and industrial wastes.

(14) Refuse disposal area shall mean land used for the depositing of refuse except that it shall not include the land used for the depositing of refuse from a single family, a member of which is the owner, occupant or lessee of said land, or any part of a farm on which only agricultural-associated animal wastes resulting from the operation of such farm are deposited.

(15) Sewage shall mean any liquid or solid waste matter from a domestic, commercial, private or industrial establishment which is normally carried off in sewers or waste pipes.

(16) Sewage disposal system shall mean any system used for disposing of sewage.

(17) Toxic substance shall mean any toxic substance as so defined by subdivision 2 of section 4801 of the Public Health Law.

(18) Treatment works shall mean any treatment plant, sewer, disposal field, lagoon, pumping station, septic system, construction drainage ditch or surface water intercepting ditch, incinerator, area devoted to sanitary landfill, or other works not specifically mentioned in this paragraph, installed for the purpose of treating, neutralizing, stabilizing or disposing of sewage.

(19) Water supply shall mean the public water supply of the Village of Brewster.

(20) Wells shall mean any well now used as a source of water supply for the Village of Brewster or any additional wells which may be constructed or developed in the future as a source of such water supply.

(c) General prohibitions. No person, including State agencies or political subdivisions having jurisdiction, shall perform any act or grant any permit or approval which may result in the contravention of the standards for the raw water quality as contained in Part 170 of this Title.

(d) Specific prohibitions. (1) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells.

(2) Chloride salt. No chloride salt shall be stored within a 500-foot linear distance of the wells except in weatherproof buildings or watertight vessels.

(3) Herbicides and pesticides. No pesticides or herbicides shall be stored, discharged, applied or allowed to remain within a 500-foot linear distance of the wells unless a permit to do so has been obtained from the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction. (4) Human excreta and sewage. (i) No privy, privy vault, pit or other receptacle of any kind for either the temporary storage or the permanent deposit of human excreta or sewage shall be constructed, located, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells.

(ii) No human excreta or sewage shall be deposited or spread upon or beneath the surface of the ground within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells.

(iii) No sewage or polluted liquid of any kind shall be discharged or allowed to flow on or beneath the surface of the ground within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells, except in watertight pipes connected to a sewage disposal system or treatment works for which a permit has been granted by the appropriate State agency having jurisdiction over such facilities. No such watertight pipe shall be located within a 15-foot linear distance of the wells.

(5) Junkyards. No junkyard shall be located within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells.

(6) Radioactive material. No radioactive material shall be disposed of by burial in soil within a 500-foot linear distance of the wells and not within a 500-foot to a 1,000-foot linear distance of the wells unless authorization has been obtained from the appropriate State agency and such burial is in accordance with the provisions of Part 16 of this Title.

(7) Refuse. No refuse shall be deposited on or beneath the surface of ground within a 250-foot linear distance of the wells.

(8) Refuse disposal area. No refuse disposal area shall be located within a 500-foot linear distance of the wells.

(9) Toxic substances. No container used for the storage of toxic substances shall be buried beneath the surface of the ground within a 500-foot linear distance of the wells.

(10) Trespassing. No trespassing shall be allowed upon the property of the Village of Brewster upon which the wells are located and no person or persons shall enter in or upon such property except the person or persons authorized to enter said property by the Village of Brewster.

(11) Other wastes. No pollutant of any kind shall be discharged or deposited upon the property of the Village of Brewster upon which the wells are located except as otherwise permitted by the provisions of subparagraph (4)(iii) of this subdivision.

(e) Inspections. The Village of Brewster, by its trustees or its duly appointed representatives, or any person or persons charged with the maintenance or supervision of the public water supply system, shall make regular and thorough inspections of the area surrounding the wells to ascertain compliance with the rules and regulations set forth in this section. It shall be the duty of the aforesaid trustees of the village to cause copies of any rules and regulations violated to be served upon the persons violating the same together with notices of such violations. If such persons served do not immediately comply with the rules and regulations, it shall be the further duty of the aforesaid trustees of the village to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The aforesaid trustees of the village shall report to the State Commissioner of Health in writing annually, prior to the 30th day of January, the results of the regular inspections made during the preceding year. The report shall state the number of inspections which were made, the number of violations abated and the general condition of the area surrounding the wells at the time of the last inspection.

(f) Penalties for violations. Penalties for violations of this section shall be those specified by section 1103 of the Public Health Law.
 

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Section 137.2 - Village of Cold Spring

137.2 Village of Cold Spring. (a) Application. The following rules and regulations enacted in accordance with the provisions of sections 70, 71 and 72 of chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as finally amended by chapter 391 of the Laws of 1933, shall apply to the Foundry Brook and to all watercourses entering or ultimately discharging into said stream above the intake at the lower impounding reservoir, said stream being a source of water supply of the Village of Cold Spring in Putnam County.

(b) Definition of terms. Wherever used in this section:

(1) The term water supply means the public water supply furnished by the Village of Cold Spring.

(2) The term reservoir means any natural or artificially impounded body of water serving as a source of the aforesaid water supply and to any additional reservoir which may be constructed or used for the water supply.

(3) The term watercourse means every spring, pond (other than reservoirs), stream, marsh or channel of any kind, the waters of which flow or may flow into this water supply.

(4) The linear distance of a structure or object from a reservoir or watercourse is the shortest horizontal distance from the nearest point of the structure or object to the high-water mark of a reservoir or to the edge, margin or precipitous bank forming the ordinary high-water mark of such watercourse.

(c) Human excreta. (1) No human excreta shall be deposited, thrown, placed or allowed to escape into any reservoir or watercourse.

(2) No human excreta shall be placed or spread upon the surface of the ground at any point on the watershed of the water supply.

(3) No human excreta shall be buried in the soil on the watershed of the water supply unless deposited in trenches or pits at a distance of not less than 200 feet from any reservoir or watercourse and covered with not less than 12 inches of soil in such a manner as to effectually prevent its being washed over the surface of the ground by rain or melting snow. HEALTH

(4) No privy or receptacle of any kind for the storage or deposit of human excreta shall be constructed, placed, maintained or allowed to remain within 100 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.

(5) Every privy or receptacle for the storage or deposit of human excreta located between the distances of 200 feet and 100 feet from any reservoir or watercourse shall be arranged so that all excreta will be received in a suitable watertight receptacle or removable container, which shall be emptied when filled within six inches of the top. The contents, if disposed of on the watershed, shall be buried as set forth in paragraph (3) of this subdivision.

(6) Whenever, in the opinion of the State Commissioner of Health, excremental matter from any aforesaid privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal may be washed over the surface of the ground or through the soil in an imperfectly purified condition into any reservoir or watercourse, the said privy, receptacle, trench or place of disposal shall be removed, after due notice to the owner thereof, to such places as shall be considered safe and proper by the State Commissioner of Health.

(d) Sewage. No sewage shall be discharged or allowed to flow into any reservoir or watercourse nor deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 200 feet of any reservoir or watercourse, except into watertight receptacles, the contents of which shall be disposed of as provided by paragraph (c)(3) of this section. If such watertight receptacles are used, they shall be located not less than 100 feet from any reservoir or watercourse. These restrictions and limiting distances shall not apply to sewage treatment plants installed under and in accordance with the plans which first have been submitted to and approved by the State Commissioner of Health.

(e) Wastes, refuse and garbage. (1) No bath water, sink or laundry wastes shall be allowed to flow into any reservoir or watercourse nor be deposited on or beneath the surface of the ground within 100 feet of any reservoir or watercourse.

(2) No garbage, refuse, putrescible matter, decayed fruits or vegetables, dead animal or other material that pollutes water shall be deposited in any reservoir or watercourse nor on or beneath the surface of the ground within 75 feet thereof nor in such a manner that it can be washed by rain, melting snow or otherwise over the surface or through the ground into any reservoir or watercourse.

(f) Bathing. No person shall bathe or swim, or be allowed to bathe or swim in any reservoir or watercourse.

(g) Places for animals. (1) No animal or poultry shall be allowed to stand, wade, wallow or swim nor be washed or watered in any reservoir and no watering place shall be maintained in such a way as to pollute any watercourse with excremental matter.

(2) No stable for cattle or horses, barnyard, hogyard, pigpen, poultry house or yard, hitching place or standing place for horses or other animals shall be so located or maintained in such a manner that the drainings, leachings or washings therefrom may directly pollute any reservoir or watercourse. (h) Manure. No manure pile shall be maintained or allowed to remain within 50 feet of any reservoir or watercourse nor in such a manner as to pollute said reservoir or watercourse.

(i) Camps. No camp, tent, building or other structures for occupancy by transients or for the housing or laborers engaged in construction work or for any other use, except as a private camp or dwelling maintained by a person for his own personal use or for the use of his family and friends, shall be located, placed or maintained within a distance of 300 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply.

(j) Cemeteries. No interment of a human body shall be made within a distance of 300 feet of any reservoir or watercourse tributary to the water supply.

(k) General clause. In addition to observing the foregoing requirements, all persons living on or visiting the watershed shall refrain from any act though not heretofore specified which may result in contamination of any portion of the water supply of the Village of Cold Spring.

(l) Inspections. The Village of Cold Spring or such other person or persons as may be charged with the maintenance or supervision of the water supply or the duly appointed representatives of said village shall make regular and thorough inspections of the reservoirs, watercourses and drainage areas tributary thereto for the purpose of ascertaining whether the above rules and regulations are being complied with, and it shall be the duty of said village to cause copies of any rules and regulations violated to be served upon the persons violating the same, together with notices of such violations. If such persons served do not immediately comply with the rules and regulations, it shall be the further duty of the Village of Cold Spring to promptly notify the State Commissioner of Health of such violations. The Village of Cold Spring shall report to the State Commissioner of Health in writing annually, on the first day of January, the results of the regular inspections made during the preceding year, stating the number of inspections which have been made, the number of violations found, the number of notices served and the general condition of the watershed at the time of the last inspection.

(m) Penalty. In accordance with chapter 45 of the Consolidated Laws (Public Health Law), as amended, the penalty for each and every violation of or noncompliance with any of these rules and regulations which relate to a permanent source or act of contamination, is hereby fixed at $100.
 

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